A vagabond is a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job. Right now we find ourselves confined and unable to wander to escape the summer swelter like years past. While the idea of being footloose and fancy free and living on the road is appealing, so are the comforts of stable housing and employment/income during this time of economic upheaval. For one evening, Odyssey Storytelling invites you to leave these concerns behind and join us on a journey of exploration, adventure, discovery, possibility, and exhaustion as we hear from several tellers sharing their stories of life on the road. Stories include a harrowing night spent hiding during a Buddhist pilgrimage in Japan, the frustration of having a sibling in crisis not accept their family’s help, a trip into the jungles of Oaxaca on the back of a flatbed truck in search of fortune and adventure, and much more. We’ll be airing these stories on Odyssey’s Youtube channel on Thursday, July 9nd at 7pm (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0k9MOYoNtgLJ7JwAvp8v9g/featured), and then in audio format via our podcast. Come wander with us!
Joe Pagac is an artist, muralist and world traveler.
After escaping Connecticut at the age of 18, Carrie Lipnick has expertly navigated living in a shed, Coast Guard deployments, and teaching middle school. She currently resides in Oregon and is spending the summer hiking, mountain biking, and rafting, while blissfully in denial about the Pacific Northwest winter and the start of the school year.
Most at home when he’s wandering outdoors, Paul Barach was born, raised, and lives in the Seattle area. After graduating college, Paul backpacked through Europe, taught English in South Korea, walked the Shikoku Pilgrimage, bicycled across the United States, and most recently completed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. His first book, Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures on a Buddhist Pilgrimage, is available on Amazon in ebook, audiobook, and print.
Yasmin Khan is a reporter for KUNM in Albuquerque, and covers worker’s rights in New Mexico, with a focus on Spanish-speaking residents. She is finishing her Ph.D. in human geography and women & gender studies at the University of Toronto where she studies refugee and humanitarian aid dynamics in Bangladesh
Curated by Joe Silins and produced by Roscoe Mutz and Miles Scheiderman